00:10 GMT16 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Jehovah's Witnesses group remains banned in Russia, its status has not been amended legally, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    "The organisation is still banned in Russia, it is still on the list of banned organisations, so there's nothing more to say," Peskov told reporters.

    "The issue was considered, of course, after the president was asked about it. No amendments to the law were made as a result," the spokesman added.

    Russian investigators have said recently they had opened a criminal probe into the group as its headquarters in Russia resumed its work. Peskov on Tuesday told reporters he would find out more about the situation.

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